“Meliza Bañales’ stories of growing up Chicana in LA break you open then stab you in your flaming heart with a switchblade. The only girl whose lines make me cry. Every time.” –Lynn Breedlove, lead singer of Tribe 8, Winner of a 2010 Lambda Literary Award


“…she fire(s) out all the dirty details with impassioned rhythmic intensity while keeping the mood light.” –The Boston Phoenix


“Meliza Bañales is one of the best writers I know—period. Her writing on queer punk mixed Chicana femme 90s survivor life tells totally real stories with beauty that will burn you clean, open your eyes and tell it exactly how it is.” – Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarashinha, Lambda Award winning author of Love Cake and Bodymap